ABC News President Ben Sherwood made the following announcement today about Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila taking on broader roles at ABC News:
I am pleased to share some news about our colleagues Matthew Dowd and Jim Avila.
As you know, Matthew is an integral member of our powerhouse political team. Again and again during the 2012 election cycle, his smart, independent and penetrating analysis proved invaluable for our audience on all platforms.
I'm delighted that Matthew is taking on a broader role at ABC News as an analyst and special correspondent on-air and across all platforms as well as a senior strategic advisor on my team behind the scenes.
In his special correspondent role, Matthew will go beyond political news to explore uniquely American cultural, economic and spiritual trends. His common sense take on the American experience will be featured on "Good Morning America," "World News," "Nightline" and special editions of "This Week."
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